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Oh, you blessed ministers above,
Silent sorrow. Give sorrow words; the grief, that does not speak, Whispers the o'erfraught heart, and bids it break.
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Your gentleness shall force, More than your force move us to gentleness.
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An over-regard for the world.
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The necessity of mental cultivation, Now 'tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted; Suffer them now, and they'll o'ergrow the garden, And choke the herbs for want of husbandry.
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Now we have shewn our power,
? False appearance, hypocrisy.
Self-inspection. You talk of pride; O, that you could turn your eyes towards the napes of your necks, and make but an interior survey of your good selves! 28-ii. 1.
605 Studies to be pursued according to taste and pleasure.
Continue your resolve, To suck the sweets of sweet philosophy. Only, while we do admire This virtue, and this moral discipline, Let's be no stoics, nor no stocks, I pray; Or so devote to Aristotle's checks, As Ovid be an outcast quite abjured: Talk logic with acquaintance that you have, And practise rhetoric in your common talk; Music and poesy use to quicken you; The mathematics, and the metaphysics, Fall to them, as you find your stomach serves you: No profit grows, where is no pleasure ta’en;In brief, study what you most affect. 12<i. 1.
Action and elocution. Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue: but if
mouth it, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand; but use all gently: for in the very torrent, tempest, and (as I may say) whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance, that may give it smoothness.
Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'er-step not the modesty of nature.
The mirror of nature. Hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to shew virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time, his form and pressure.
à With allusion to the fable, which says that every man has a bag hanging before him, in which he puts his neighbour's faults, and another behind him, in which he stows his own. b Harsh rules. Perhaps it should be ethics instead of checks.
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Submission to the will of God. Look, what thy soul holds dear, imagine it To lie that way thou go'st, not whence thou com’st.
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approve, That good effects may spring from words of love.
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Wisdom without action. Of your philosophy you make no use, If you give place to accidental evils. 29-iv. 3.
The grace of heaven, Before, behind thee, and on every hand, Enwheel thee round !
Nature content with little.
Plea of adversity. If ever you have look'd on better days; If ever been, where bells have knoll’d to church; If ever sat at any good man's feast; If ever from your eye-lids wiped a tear, And know what 'tis to pity and be pitied; Let gentleness my strong enforcement be. 10–11. 7.
d Impression, resemblance.
Thou can'st tell, why one's nose stands i’ the middle of his face ?
Why, to keep his eyes on either side his nose; that what a man cannot smell out, he may spy into.
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Reverence due to wisdom.
The benefit of reparation.
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The mind to be regulated.
Weed your better judgments
You are old;
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A heart fortified by patience.
Since he stands obdurate,
9_iv. I. Self-examination.
Go to your bosom; Knock there; and ask your heart, what it doth know That 's like my brother's fault: if it confess A natural guiltiness, such as his is, Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue Against my brother.
• Hatred, malice.
Precipitancy to be avoided.
Reason with the fellow, Before you punish him, Lest, you should chance to whip your information, And beat the messenger, who bids beware Of what is to be dreaded.
28-iv. 6. 624 Accusation to be supported by knowledge.
If I shall be condemn'd
13-iii. 2. 625 My voice shall sound as you do prompt mine ear; And I will stoop and humble my intents To your well-practised, wise directions. 19-v. 2.
Advice to young men. Obey thy parents, keep thy word justly; swear not; commit not with man's sworn spouse; set not thy sweet heart on proud array. Keep thy foot out of brothels, thy pen from lenders' books.
Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportion'd thought his act. 36-i. 3.
628 Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. 36–1. 3. 629
palmf with entertainment Of each new-hatch’d, unfledged comrade. 36-i.3.
Palm of the hand.